Small Bowel Obstruction Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Small Bowel Obstruction? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Small Bowel Obstruction.


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Symptoms of Small Bowel Obstruction

If you experience any of these symptoms, do not assume it is due to a small bowel obstruction. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. However, if they are severe or persistent, consult your doctor. In the case of small bowel obstruction, symptoms often occur in combination.

The symptoms for √Ę‚?¨Ň?mechanical√Ę‚?¨¬Ě small bowel obstruction include:

  • Abdominal fullness and/or excessive gas
  • Abdomen feels stretched out more than normal (abdominal distention)
  • Pain and cramps in stomach area
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation (cannot pass gas or stool)
  • Diarrhea
  • Bad breath

The symptoms of paralytic ileus include:

  • Abdominal fullness and/or excessive gas
  • Abdominal distention
  • Vomiting after eating
  • Pain is often less severe than in "mechanical√Ę‚?¨¬Ě small bowel obstruction


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